4 Common Household Chores With Unexpected Health Benefits

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4-common-household-chores-with-unexpected-health-benefitsThere’s a reason why people with regular routines lead more productive lives. As they say: A tidy home makes a happy mind!

Although the following chores may seem annoying at times, they’re just one more way for you to improve your health.

You’ll be surprised at how big of an impact these little things can have!


1. Wash Your Dishes To Relieve Anxiety

People who cleaned their plates mindfully upped their feelings of inspiration by 25% and lowered their nervousness levels by 27%, according to study made by Florida State University’s psychology department.

The key here is to immerse yourself in the task. Don’t think about anything else other than washing the dishes. People who didn’t take a thoughtful approach to their dish washing did not experience the calming benefit. via TimeMagazine

2. Make Your Bed Every Morning To Boost Productivity

Your parents were right: Starting your day by making the bed can keep you productive and disciplined. Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, calls this “keystone habit”, one that has the power to inspire good behavior.

In his book, Duhigg notes that making your bed every morning is linked to better productivity, a greater sense of well-being, and stronger skills at sticking to a budget. via Today

Keeping your bedroom clean will also help your get a better night’s sleep, as reported by a National Sleep Foundation poll.

And since research shows that sleep is a core component of productivity, making your bed is certainly a habit worth adopting!